corn meal fillers in large cases
i bought a 1886 win in 40-82 in very good out side condition and ex bore and also getting 40 new cases and 260gr jacketed bullets and 320gr cast bullets with it, i bought a set of redding dies and started loading, ending up useing RL-7 with the 260gr jacketed bullets and getting 1.5" groups at 50 yards, but the cast 320gr bullets went into 4-5" at 50 yards with RL-7. after reading several older books and finding that some used a filler to fill the case and i tried it, ending up with the 320gr cast bullet with RL-7 and filling the case up to the top with corn meal and seating the bullet to the crimp groove. and it shot 1/2" groups at 50 yards. i don,t plan on shooting the rifle very much, only hunting in the early doe season with it and then only loading six shells at a time with the corn meal filler and a few 260gr jacketed bullets for back up. any one else useing a filler? mr myopic.